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County Clerk Advises College Students and Other Voters on Vote-By-Mail

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds all voters, especially college students impacted by school closures, to update their Vote-by-Mail address if they have moved in recent weeks.

“School closings have forced students to move unexpectedly during the COVID-19 outbreak, and as a result their Vote-by-Mail ballots could get side-tracked to a previous address,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “Keeping your address up to date is the best way to ensure that your voice is heard on Election Day.”

Voters can request a change of address for their Vote-By-Mail ballot by sending an email to the County Clerk’s Elections Division at The email must include their full name, their previous address, and the address where they currently reside.

Under New Jersey state law, any voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There is no requirement to provide a reason.

Continuing Vote-by-Mail users will receive their ballots automatically. New users can download an application for a Vote-by-Mail ballot online at the County Clerk’s elections website,

To request a Vote-by-Mail application by mail, email the Elections Division at or call 908-527-4996.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, including service modifications during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit online at or call 908-527-4787.


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